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Daniel Boone Put Kentucky On the Map

Let me tell you'all a story about a man named,"Boone". Or is it really "Boon"?

There is some confusion over the spelling but Daniel Boone did put Boonesborough or Boonsboro on the map in 1775

while working for the Pennsylvania Company to find new land. 

He built the settlement of Fort Boonesborough on the bank of the Kentucky River in Madison County.

More about his fantastic life,

http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/boone/chapt1/index.html

Historical account of his adventures...

http://www.bocomo.org/dboone.htm

Boone lived here till 1792 and saw Kentucky admitted to the union as a state. Litigation arose about the titles of settlers to their lands. Boone, losing all his possessions for want of a clear title, retired in 1795 in disgust into the wilderness of Missouri.

He died on September 26, 1820 at 86.

Pictures of Fort Boonesborough...

http://community.webshots.com/album/43505882fIFRid

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • May 17 2007 07:44AM

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I remember going to Booneborough when I was in elementary school...

 

Posted by David A. Podgursky PA, THE PODGURSKY GROUP - Make the Right Move! (THE PODGURSKY GROUP @ Re/Max Direct) over 11 years ago
Love that picture of the cabins -- almost as much as I loved the Daniel Boone episodes on t.v.  I can still hear the song:  "Daniel Boone was a man -- was a big man..." :)
Posted by Ross Willingham, Realtor Associate (Tomson Real Estate) over 11 years ago

David- I did that too! We also had a field trip to Ft. Harrod in Harrodsburg. Ahhhh...those were the days!

Ross- I loved that show! Remember "Mingo" his Indian friend? It was one of my favorite shows.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 11 years ago
I DO remember Mingo.  That was a great show an those were wonderful times.
Posted by Ross Willingham, Realtor Associate (Tomson Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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